MAC Temperature Rising – Bare My Soul Eye Shadow Quad: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

This Eye Shadow Quad was released in late May of 2013 along with the rest of the Temperature Rising collection and consists of four brand new and limited edition eye shadow colors. I feel like this one was a better seller than the namesake of this collection, the Temperature Rising Eye Shadow Quad, but these colors are easily dupe-able, so don’t fret if you can’t find this one in stock!

This IS still available online at www.maccosmetics.com.

Bare My Soul Eye Shadow Quad Packaging

Having a quad of eye shadows is super convenient and these four colors work well together in so many ways… You can achieve anything from a soft, golden neutral look to a bronze or steely green smoky eye.

As you can see, the eye shadow quads in the Temperature Rising collection also have the special matte bronze packaging, like the rest of the items in this collection. They also come in a bronze matte box rather than the typical black type.

TR Eye Shadow Quad Box

I love it when MAC creates new Eye Shadow Quads because they’re so easy to come up with looks with, convenient to travel with, and it’s always a much better deal than buying them all individually! MAC’s description of their Eye Shadows is a “highly pigmented powder formula that applies evenly, blends and builds beautifully”… Now, in the past some of their Eye Shadow Quads didn’t exactly live up to that description. Quite a few over the past year have been chalky, dry, and difficult to blend, but luckily, MAC has stepped up their game and created some top of the line Eye Shadow Quads for this collection!

For lid application, I typically use a dense, flatter type of brush to pack color on with… Such as the MAC 239, 213, 215, 242 or 252 (for larger lid areas). For smaller lids, more detail, or for the inner corner of the eye, I recommend a MAC 219, 231 or 228 brush. In the crease, these eye shadows blend out beautifully with the help of a MAC 217, 224, 275, or 286 brush. If you’d like to smudge this below your eyes or use it as a liner, you can try a MAC 219, 212, 263, 266, or 214 brush.

I typically get around 8-10 hours of wear from MAC Eye Shadows, depending on the finish… You’ll get much longer wear time with a Paint Pot or other primer as a base! It also depends on how oily your eyelids are or how hooded/crepe-y the skin is. Heat and humidity can also play a factor on how quickly your eye shadow may smudge or crease.

MAC Eye Shadows may be used dry or damp, with a damp application creating more intense color and sheen (if it has any). They also work well as liners when used damp. For this type of application, spray your brush with MAC Fix+ Spray, then swipe it along one small section of the eye shadow. Don’t get it damp all over or your eye shadow will develop a really gross, annoying type of crust that makes it near impossible to use dry any more!

TIP:   Prep your lid with a cream shadow or primer, like a MAC Paint Pot or Pro Longwear Paint Pot… This will create a longer lasting look with no creasing or smudging all day long! Neutral Paint Pots, like Painterly or Soft Ochre, will also intensify the color of the eye shadow so it looks the same on as it does in the pan… If you feel like an eye shadow doesn’t give full coverage, try it over a Paint Pot! That usually increases the level of opacity because it gives the powder eye shadow something to stick to.

This limited edition Eye Shadow Quad contains the usual 5.6g / 0.19 US oz and sells for $44… That’s slightly more expensive than usual, but it’s because it comes in that beautiful special packaging! Although this came out earlier in the summer, you may still be able to find it at some stores and counter and I know for sure that it’s still in stock online at www.maccosmetics.com.

TR Bare My Soul Quad Label

Bare My Soul Eye Shadow Quad

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Eye Shadow swatched on NC20 skin.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Eye Shadow swatched on NC20 skin.

Romantico

Romantico

Romantico:   This is a “light taupe brown” with a Veluxe Pearl finish… It’s a light-medium, soft, slightly warm neutral brown with a warmer type of sheen. It gave very good color payoff and coverage, being mostly opaque with no primer, and totally opaque when applied over a Paint Pot.

Dupes:   For permanent dupes from MAC, I would suggest Sable Eye Shadow, though it’s a bit darker, it still has the same warm tones. Lie Low Pro Longwear Eye Shadow is also a good substitute, but it can appear slightly warmer toned on some people.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Bare My Soul

Bare My Soul

Bare My Soul:   Bare My Soul is a “frosted gold” with a Lustre finish… It’s a medium, warm toned gold with a very frosted finish. For a Lustre, it applied surprisingly smoothly with no fallout. I got perfect color payoff with full coverage too, which is a nice surprise compared to other Lustre finish eye shadows from MAC!

Dupes:   I’m having a hard time finding a perfect dupe for this with MAC’s permanent range of eye shadows… It’s somewhere between Amber Lights and Goldmine.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Summer Indulgence

Friendly

Friendly:   This is a “deep bronzed chocolate” with a Veluxe Pearl finish… In the photo of the eye shadow in the pan, it shows up much lighter than it is when applied because it’s metallic and reflective. It’s a gorgeous, dark, warm brown with a deep bronze, frosted sheen. The texture is incredibly smooth, which makes for easy application, completely opaque coverage and amazing color payoff!

Dupes:   Mulch Eye Shadow from MAC is the closest to this color, though slightly more red. Bronze is also a decent dupe but it is definitely a bit darker.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

When In Rio

When in Rio

When in Rio:   This is a “deep green with copper pearl” and a Frost finish… That description is funny to me because that may be how it looks in the pan, but once you apply it, it’s more of a dark, warm reddish brown with a cooler toned, teal-green pearly sheen. The coverage wasn’t as good as the other eye shadows in this quad… It took some layering to achieve maximum opacity, which still wasn’t 100%. As far as color payoff goes, it does look great, although as I explained, it’s sort of the opposite of how it looks in the pan! Texture was slightly more dry than the other shadows in this quad as well, so blending When in Rio took a bit more effort, but it’s not dry enough that it’s not worth using!

Dupes:   Obviously, Club eye shadow from MAC is going to the be dupe that most people go for, which is pretty similar and always available. Blue Brown Pigment also works as a good dupe. One last option is Green Brown Pigment, which has been discontinued but is somewhat close to When in Rio.

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

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